libraries in schools, campuses, communities, nationwide in celebrating national library week, a time to highlight the value of libraries librarians and librarian workers. libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. they are often the heart of their communities, campuses, or schools. libraries are deeply committed to the places where their patrons live, work, and study. libraries are trusted places where everyone in the community can gather to reconnect, reengage with each other, to enrich and shape the community and address local issues. librarians work with elected officials, small business owners, [speaker not understood] and the public at large to discover what their community needs are and meet them. whether through offering e-books and technology classes, materials, language learner programs for job seekers, or those to support urban literacy, librarians, [speaker not understood] to the community they serve, and they respond.